1st XV Match Report V Aberavon (Home) Sat 21/08/2010 

Moseley (7) 28 Aberavon (10) 10

Tries: Styles (2), Carter R Thomas

De la Harpe

Pens: Jones

Con: Thomas (4) Jones

 

 

Moseley Aberavon

Anthony Carter 15 Ben Thomas

Nathan Bressington 14 Sam Treharne

Ollie Thomas 13 Gareth Harvey

Andy Borgen 12 Richard Morris

Ed Styles 11 Ian Moore

Brad Davies 10 James Jones

Gareth Taylor 9 Christian Richards

Nathan Williams 1 Paul Bamsey

Sam Lewis 2 Luke Hathaway

Craig Voisey 3 Will Price

David Lyons 4 Liam Gadd

Richard Stott 5 Ricky Thomas

Michael Maltman 6 Matthew Jarvis

Chevvy Pennycook 8 Neil White

Ben Pons 7 Andrew Jenkins

 

Yann Thomas 16 David Pritchard

Harry Casson 17 James Davies

Terry Sigley 18 Dan Davies

Ryan de La Harpe 19 Jordon Scidmore

Tom Maguire 20 Rowan Jenkins

Jack Pons 21 Ryan Bath

Mike Gillick 22 Chris Gittins, Ryan Curtis

 

Match report courtesy of The Rugby Paper

 

An injury-ravaged Moseley, shorn of the services of half a dozen first choice players, made heavy weather at times in beating an energetic and spirited Aberavon side.

 

Moseley had slightly the better of the early interchanges, and in the 23rd minute took a deserved lead, when, after an excellent break the ball swept forwards 60 metres for a try by the effervescent Ed Styles, converted by Ollie Thomas.

 

Wizards gradually pulled themselves back into the game, and after almost scoring from a scrum deep inside Moseley territory, and with Moseley’s defence lying too flat, wing Ian Moore gathered from a kick ahead and scored a try under the posts, with James Jones converting to level the scores. After then spurning a kick in front of the posts Aberavon then took a second chance through Jones to take a narrow lead going in at half-time.

 

Moseley started the second half brightly and after a period of heavy pressure Styles scored his second try on 50 minutes, Thomas again converting.

 

Again Wizards came back strongly, but Moseley defended stoutly, and, following a scrum from a turn-over, Carter made a strong run on the end of an orthodox back move to score Moseley’s third try in the right hand corner. Thomas again added the extras, as he did to the last try scored by Ryan de la Harpe on the end of strong Moseley forward pressure.

 

Star man: Ed Styles